He may be getting a star but I’m after five goldfingers on Hollywoood Boulevard.. take a stroll with me and Daniel Craig on my Walk of Fame.
Craig, as we all know, is bringing down the curtain on his 15-year service as 007.
And the hunt is on for the next James Bond.
I reckon I’m halfway there already with my name. and age is no barrier.
As my fellow Scot Sean Connery showed when he reprised the role in his late 50s.
For now I’m licenced to scroll instead of to kill.
And I reckon I could give old 007 a run for his money.
Walk this way
In a town where being first is everything there are various originals.
Eight stars – for Olive Borden, Ronald Colman, Louise Fazenda, Preston Foster, Burt Lancaster, Edward Sedgwick, Ernest Torrence, and Joanne Woodward – were unveiled (temporarily) to the public on August 15, 1958.
While filmmaker Stanley Kramer, who directed It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, was the first honoree to have his star laid, installed on March 28, 1960.
All of which you already knew. Right?
Of course only true film buffs seek them out.. for the rest of us it’s the icons we want to be photographed next to.
And on the day that I visited they were all congregated around Michael Jackson.
Me, I felt sorry for Greta Garbo who just vanted to be left alone.
For the record Craig will become the 2,704th star to be recognised.
Something to ponder as you walk Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
And avoid the celeb lookalikes hustling for money.
Hands of gods and godesses
It’s worth remembering though that while it’s a star status that is afforded our celebrities, it used to be something different.
And here’s where the gold fingers come in.
So come with me to the Forecourt of the Stars outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
For Star Wars fans there are also prints of R2-D2’s wheels and C-3PO’s robot feet.